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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

An adult femaleOctopus defilippi foraging across the bottom of a laboratory aquarium. This animal was reared from a field-collected free swimming paralarval stage that was brought into the lab. This species has very long thin arms. This is a fairly rare species in the Caribbean. It is also known from the Mediterranean Sea.

Maturity: Adult; Sex: Female; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Caribbean sea

Creator: 
John Forsythe
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith